The magic Findhorn River Big Trees Radio Scotland Outofdoors visit Yosemite on radio tomorrow a must listen.

I had planned a day on the hill but life caught up and it was a short walk along the Findhorn river from Slui. It was a magic day with sun and the river looking stunning. The trees about the river are huge and if the great environmentalist John Muir  had been to Moray he would have raved about them. They are so big and seem to reach for the sky and with the Autumn light they were looking stunning. I was wanting to climb them but decided not too a bit scared. John Muit climbed the great Douglas Firs in Yosemite in a storm to see nature in the raw some man. I was with my grand kids over the last week and like all kids they love climbing trees its what kids do. Radio Scotland tomorrow morning are in Yosemite with the program Outofdoors and they follow in the footsteps of the great John Muir well worth a listen its early but you can get it on the IPLAYER if you do not rise that early.


I used to come here in the past with the kids and the path is interesting and care must be taken with young kids. I have seen the Ospreys fishing today there was just two anglers on the river and it was so tranquil and peaceful. I have rarely seen people down by the river but it was great to be out in the sun and enjoy the peaceful noise of this great river.


This is a specail place to be and  it was sad to see that someone had dumped old mountain bikes which were rotting in the forest, who could do this to such a place?  They had been there that long that moss was growing on the saddle, why do this? We had a great walk and the power of the river is there to see, with the red sandstone cliffs and the damge to the banks when it is in flood. This is a powerful place  to be and only a short drive from my house.


About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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